Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 11th Nov 2003 21:43 UTC, submitted by John
X11, Window Managers The new X Server developed under the sponsorship of is aiming at replacing XFree86. Some code will be re-used but the core will be rewritten by Keith Packard and others. The new X server features full support for transparency, and has window-level image compositing among other things. Check out the screenshots (one more added, now there are four shots).
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by Rich on Wed 12th Nov 2003 13:06 UTC

>> Bitmaps are not going away in Longhorn. They can't.

Of course they won't go away.

What that previous poster meant is that Longhorn will use vector graphics for rendering the elements of the user interface.
So Longhorn is dropping bitmaps for the UI, but not for the whole OS.

See the MSDN TV episode about XAML how things work..